Review: Lemonade and Django Django at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on October 3, 2012 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Vincent Neff of Django Django

Vincent Neff of Django Django

I have a new band crush!   Scottish/British quartet Django Django played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on October 2, 2012 and it was love at first listen.  The band is of course getting major media buzz and a Mercury Prize nomination for their self-titled debut, but I decided I would let them stand before me as I heard their music for the first time.

Django Django

Django Django

The band came out wearing matching shirts, which would have probably convinced me without hearing a note, but once the lights went down, the night just got better and better.  Their music could be described as psychedelic-folk-rock, which to me was surprisingly a good thing.   Lead singer Vincent Neff said that he was going to take us on a journey and he did not lie!   The musicianship of the band was great and the group looked like they were having the time of their lives. (Side note: I met the band after the show and I can confirm, they were not faking it!)

Django Django

Django Django

This show marked Django Django’s 2nd time in New York and they said they love it here so much, they want to move here!  That would be awesome, so get in touch with the band if you can help make it happen!

Lemonade

Lemonade

But before Django Django (and the band name has nothing to do with Django Reinhardt, by the way) rocked my world, Brooklyn (via San Francisco)’s dance trio Lemonade opened the show.  If dance/pop is your thing, you should definitely check out Lemonade.  Upon reading up more on Lemonade, I am impressed that they completely improvised their very early gigs, thus giving them the impetus to continue making music together.  Very inspirational!  Their drummer mentioned that he was in jail last weekend and didn’t explain more.  Inquiring minds want to know!  Thanks to Lemonade and Django Django for a great night of music.

See the setlist after the jump.

Django Django Setlist

Django Django Setlist

Vincent Neff of Django Django and Geoffrey Dicker

Vincent Neff of Django Django and Geoffrey Dicker

Thanks Vincent!

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